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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mandarkhahaha

Russian Alphabet

What are the chances of adding a lesson to actually teach the individual letters and how they are pronounced. I really like this Latin alphabet option but I also want to get the full experience of learning how to read the official Language. Thoughts?

November 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Priscilla95-

You can switch to cyrillic alphabet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/trofimovanadi

I agree. I think truly learning Russian needs the Russian alphabet. Thanks for a great suggestion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vytah

There's a toggle on the top left.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mandarkhahaha

But the toggle switches the visual letters, if i were to look at them I still don't understand how the individual letters are pronounced. Like if I was translating from English to Russian, I wouldn't understand which "characters" I would use to make the sounds of the word... understand? I don't know, maybe I need to just go really slow and keep plugging away at it. Thanks for all your help!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pedro771

Please help, the Cyrillic characters are not appearing for me despite switching to that. Any idea what is wrong? Thx in advance!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/trofimovanadi

When it says remember to use the russian keyboard, does that mean the cyrllic option or I have to download some sort of input for my keyboard? Thanks guys.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

You have to install a (software) Russian keyboard on your computer, which the Operating System you use probably has available. This may help. Ask again if you give it a good try but are still confused.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cherub721

You can try this add on http://www.benya.com/transliterator/

To learn the alphabet, I recommend the Learn Basic Russian course on Memrise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

The chances are zero at the moment, and have been zero since the development of the course started.

You can use this set of exercises, though, to get a hang of reading Cyrillics in about an hour.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bajanisto

Here is a fun Cyrillic Alphabet course (in Finnish):

Watch the videos (! актеры – русские)! :-)


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